About Good Shepherd

Since 1974 Good Shepherd Humane Society has proudly served the needs of local strays in Eureka Springs, AR. Whether educating the community on spaying and neutering their pets or caring for homeless animals in our animal shelter, we do all we can to help. 

As the only no-kill shelter in the greater Carroll County area, we’re solely supported by the caring donations and funding provided by our community.

Good Shepherd has come a long way from its founding 40 years ago. It has had its up and downs and sometimes struggled to find its way, but we could not be prouder of the good it has done or the effective, professional organization that it has become. We owe this success to every person who has supported us over the years and with the continued support of our community we will reach even greater heights

 The work we do here at Good Shepherd is NOT taxpayer funded

Good Shepherd Provides


An industry-standard exceeding sheltering program for Carroll County.

All our dogs are housed in climate-controlled, double-sided runs. They all receive outside time daily and participate in our enrichment program. Our cats are housed in communal rooms, with double-height individual housing available for kitties that are not social.



A trained and certified animal care staff that provide care, enrichment, and sanitation daily

We also have an on-call, contract veterinarian and medical protocols that allow us to treat most ailments on-site using our time and resources more efficiently.


A progressive adoption program that sees most of the animals in our care placed into good, local homes. 

We have directly placed hundreds of pets into primarily local homes since January. Not only does this provide good pets to good people it also undermines puppy mill and ‘street corner’ pet sales by providing vaccinated, fixed and vetted animals at a low-cost.



Participation in regional and national partnerships. 

Through staff involvement in various other groups and agencies we leverage those relationships into resources, access and benefits for Carroll County pets and their owners. This includes securing large pet food donations to share with other area groups, assistance in dealing with large-volume or hoarding cases, and access to special grants and other programs.

High quality, low-cost spay and neuter program.

Our revamped spay and neuter program will be opening soon. Thanks to a partnership with Spay Arkansas we will be able to provide these services for $35 a cat and starting at $50 for dogs.

Innovative and high impact community programs

We are working with leaders from around the nation to develop programs to keep pets in their homes and to increase accessibility to services for families of all means and backgrounds. Over the next year we hope to launch pilot programs to demonstrate that such ideas are just as viable in Carroll County as they are in other areas of the country.

Do you want to learn how you can adopt a homeless pet, donate, or volunteer to help care for animals in need ?